Accession Number:

AD0713470

Title:

BRAIN ORGANIZATION AND BEHAVIOR.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Mar 68-30 Jun 70,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES DEPT OF PHYSIOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The report provides a summary of interdisciplinary research under the title, BRAIN ORGANIZATION AND BEHAVIOR. The goals of the project were to bring together neurophysiologists and psychologists in a combined interdisciplinary attack upon the neural mechanisms underlying behavior. Both electrophysiological and behavioral methods were employed. Problem areas fell into the following categories Drive-Motivation, Perception, Learning, Conditioning, Attention and Emotion. The present report lists the publications and highlights of the work for the period March 1, 1968 to June 30, 1970, and summarizes the number of pre- and post-doctoral participants since the beginning of the project Sept. 1, 1955, and the total number of publications. High-lights of recent work emphasize progress in defining neural systems involved in reticulo-thalamo-cortical relationships related to sleep and wakefulness, arousal and attention, perception, learning, conditioning, and emotion. These involve a midline nonspecific thalamic projection system, two hypothalamic-hippocampal systems, a lateral nuclear group in the thalamus including the pulvinar, concerned with higher integrative functions, and specific and nonspecific visual systems. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE